“… when you need someone, someone that you can call, when all your faith is gone, feels like you can’t go on, let it be me, let it be me. If it’s a friend that you need, let it be me, let it be me.” ~ Ray LaMontagne, Singer-Songwriter
This morning my daughter hugged me and looked into my eyes. She told me the sadness in the pit of her stomach was gone and she wanted to share that with me. We’d just come back from our favourite vegan restaurant where we’d eaten a healthy brunch and talked about nothing in particular. That time together, that kind meal, the sun on her face on a bitterly cold day had permeated her core and restored her soul.
I love that she has such an open, expressive and honest soul. I am lucky to be her mother. She makes me stronger every time she shows me how much she’s grown up, what ideas she’s absorbed, what things about life she’s come to understand and what amazing and artistic concepts she’s interested in.
I feel stronger because I have played a role in giving her what she needed to find her way, discover her truth and figure out who she is and what she believes in. I am her soul trainer. I am here to help her build faith in herself and gain hope in the world around her.
Faith and hope make up the foundation of the soul. Sadness is simply a little heaving of that foundation when the chilly winds of self doubt or uncertainty waft in.
I hope she’s never sad again, but I know she will be. So when she is, I will try my best to give momentum to her soul by being there for her, always.
When you are sad, tell someone, share a kind meal or go outside and feel the sun on your face. These simple acts will restore your soul. If you’ve got no one to tell, then tell yourself … or tell me. I am here.
Sharing is another way to restore your faith and sooth your soul. My friend Barrie and I recently shared free copies of her e-course Discover Your Passion and my e-book The 7-Week Life Cleanse to some friends who needed a little help. Today, my friend Laurie shared a beautiful gift with me. She introduced me to an amazing singer-songwriter. And now, I share him with you.
If you ever loved Neil, Joni, Van or Cat then you’re gonna love Ray – Ray LaMontagne. His music is filled with simple, soulful, sexy love. Sit back and soak up a little Ray.